Jim Shaughnessy

Executive Vice President for Corporate Affairs

Jim Shaughnessy is executive vice president for corporate affairs at Workday, responsible for the company’s work across policy and public affairs and its corporate development initiatives.

Jim has more than 25 years of experience as a strategic legal and business executive for leading technology companies. He served as as Workday’s General Counsel from 2011 to 2019, and previously was general counsel at PeopleSoft, Lenovo Group, and Orbitz Worldwide. Jim has also held senior legal positions at Hewlett-Packard, Compaq Computer, and Digital Equipment. Over his career, Jim has had responsibility for public policy, government affairs, and other business functions in addition to his legal roles.

Jim holds a Juris Doctor degree and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan, as well as a bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University.